There’s no denying that LA Knight had a great year in 2023 and he rode that wave of momentum to a match with Roman Reigns at Crown Jewel. The Megastar challenged The Tribal Chief for the Undisputed WWE Universal Championship, but unfortunately for LA Knight it was Roman Reigns who walked out with the gold.

LA Knight still has yet to win championship gold on the WWE main roster and there was a lot hype going into his title match with Roman Reigns. However, Knight recently explained on Busted Open Radio why he was worried fans might turn on him going into the match.

“There’s so many different ways to look at that (Bully Ray’s assessment that maybe Knight is ‘sick & tired’ of being put on the backburner & not getting the push he deserves)… Maybe there was a little too far of a push a little too fast and that’s not to look a gift horse in the mouth, but a little bit of a steady build going into a championship match or something like that.

As far as going to the U.S. Championship or the Intercontinental Championship or something like that but jumping straight into the WWE Championship back at Crown Jewel was a little fast to where I almost worried that it might make people go, ah! They’re not gonna do this? They’re not gonna shove him down our throat like this? Are they? Because there is that potential. At the same time, right now, I think I’m in a damn good spot… I don’t know if I’m selling myself short so much as I’m just cautiously optimistic.”

This year LA Knight will compete in his first WrestleMania match as he’s set to face off against AJ Styles on the Grandest Stage of Them All next month.

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